Physical Therapy Management

By

  • Ronald Scott, PT, JD, EdD, LLM, MSBA, Health Law Attorney-Mediator, Private Practice, San Antonio, TX; Associate Professor, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT
  • Christopher Petrosino, PT, PhD, Chair and Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Walsh University, North Canton, OH

Discover what it takes to succeed in the "real world" of physical therapy practice, where you'll rely not only on your clinical skills, but on management skills such as budgeting, recruiting, professional development, and limiting your risk of liability. Expert authors Ron Scott and Christopher Petrosirio guide you through the essentials of practice management to help you understand and master these skills and more. You'll find ideas for marketing your practice, as well as advice and information on negotiation and dispute resolution, human resources management, quality and risk management, legal and ethical issues, and fiscal management. Specific case examples from the authors' own experiences illustrate important points throughout the book.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2007
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09203-6


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Dynamic Nature of Management in Health Care Organizations

Organizational Design and Theory

Organizational Structure

Organizational Behavior

Conflict Management: Communication and Negotiation

Management and Leadership

Chapter 2: Human Resource Management in Physical Therapy Settings

Introduction: The Importance of Human Resource Management

Human Resource vs. Personnel Management

Staffing Issues

Employee Retention Issues

Employee Training, Education, and Development

Management-Labor Relations

Chapter 3: Physical Therapy Reimbursement and Financial Management

Health Insurance and the Physical Therapy Profession

Continuum of Care

Financial Management and Pricing

Chapter 4: Legal and Ethical Management Issues

Introduction

Ethics in Everyday Practice

Health Care Malpractice

Practical Considerations and Practice-Building Behavior

Risk Management

Employment Law Considerations

Discussion

Introduction To Selected Federal Laws And Agencies

Employer Considerations in Hiring

Appendix A. American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Guide for Professional Conduct

Appendix B. American Physical Therapy Association Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant and the Guide for Conduct of the Affiliate Member

Appendix C. Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A Sample Policy and Complaint Procedure

Chapter 5: Information, Quality and Risk Management

Management of Health Care Information

Quality Management

Clinical Risk Management

Appendix A. HIPAA Privacy Notification, English Version

Appendix B. HIPAA Privacy Notification, Spanish Version

Appendix C. Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, English Version

Appendix D. Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, Spanish Version